S.D. Petersburg, Florida – In October, Randy Arosarena shines again … and runs.
He became the first Cuban to score a home run in the postseason game, and the Tampa Bay Race beat the Boston Red Sox 5-0 on Thursday in the opening game of the series.
Arosarena, exposure last October, The plate ran spectacularly According to FS1 television, in the seventh inning of the first playoff theft by Jackie Robinson with the Brooklyn Dodgers against Yogi Perra and the New York Yankees in the 1955 World Series.
“I noticed the pitcher wasn’t really paying much attention to me. So I took advantage of it.” This is the first time I’ve stolen a house. “
Rookie opener Shane McLahon won with five fantastic innings. Dominican Nelson Cruise Shook a homer, By Tampa Bay.
The second game of the series will take place this Friday until a maximum of five. Chris Saleh is considered Boston’s starting player, facing Rookie Shane Boss.
Another who shone during the playoff debut was Vander Franco. The Dominican went down a Reserve Bank double, the Aussie, the fastest star of the 2020 post season, scoring early and taking advantage of the current American League champions to gain a quick lead.
Arozarena, 26, despite having 10 Homers and 29 wins in 20 games a year ago, is considered a newcomer, having achieved his sensational performance by stealing the plate from Boston reliever Josh Taylor to put the scoreboard in seventh place. Innings.
“I think something is wrong with me, you know. I’m trying to focus a little more,” Arosarena said when asked why he excels in the playoffs.
Puerto Rican Javier Piece, who made his debut for the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the 2016 National League Championship series against the Los Dodgers, was the player who stole the home plate in the last playoff game.
The loss went to Venezuela left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez, who allowed two runs and a pair of hits in one and two-thirds of the innings, during which he walked a pair.
For the Red Sox, Puerto Ricans Enrique Hernandez 4-0 and Christian Vasquez 4-0. Dominican Rafael Towers 4-1.
Rays, Cubans Randy Arosarena 2-1, three runs, one production, and Andy Dias 3-1, one RBI. Dominicans Wander Franco 4-2, one score, one RBI; Nelson Cruz 4-1, one score, one RBI, and Manuel Marcot 2-0.